I’ve been noticing recently that it appears to be September. For me, this means i’ll be heading out on tour soon with Destroyer in support of our new album, Poison Season. Tour starts Sept 18th in Portland. First North America, then Europe. But before all that, I’m playing a bunch of shows here in Vancouver over the next week, and also at the Guelph Jazz Festival with Tony Wilson’s A Days Life Band on Sept 17th.

First up is tomorrow night (Sept 6th) at the China Cloud. A night of improvised music curated by none other than Mr. Colin Cowan. He’s calling the night Freedom Muzik. The musicians performing include Tom Wherrett, Dan Gaucher, John Paton, JP Carter, Sam Davidson, Meredith Bates, James Meger and Colin Edward Cowan: 

Then on Monday (Sept 7th), I’ll be heading over to the Western Front to play at the Concert & Fundraiser for Elizabeth Fischer. So many musicians involved with this one! Check out the event poster:

On Wednesday Sept 9th I’m playing an improvised duo with drummer John Brennan at the VIVO Media Arts Centre, opening for Paal Nilssen-Love & Ken Vandermark: 

The NOW Society is presenting a concert at the PAL Theatre on Sept 11th called Sweetbird. I’ll be playing with the NOW Ensemble (Lisa Cay Miller, Ron Samworth, Chad Macquarrie, JP Carter, Mike Brown, Paul Blaney, Bernie Arai), performing new works by Ron Samworth, Tony Wilson, Lisa Cay Miller, and Jill Townsend. 8pm.  

And then on Saturday, Sept 12th I’ll be playing a late set with Tom Wherret’s Sun Killer (James Meger, Dan Gaucher, Tom and I) at the Merge Fall Seasonal. They’ll be a bunch of great bands playing at this free event, celebrating the supporters of the Merge collective.  

Finally on Sept 17th I’ll be flying out east to play at the Guelph Jazz Festival with Tony Wilson’s A Days Life Band (Tony Wilson, Peggy Lee, Jesse Zubot, JP Carter, Russell Sholberg, Skye Brooks). We’re playing at 1pm at a venue called Silence

For more info on these shows, including links, please head over to the Upcoming Shows page.